Lots of Santorum in the news today. The senator has launched a bizarre series of attack ads on Casey's "campaign team", making a hazy cloud of allegations, and the senator himself is busy beating the terrorism drum in his own speeches. Tom Ferrick notes that Santorum can't seem to shake the residency issue. And John Baer notes two current political ads highlighting different aspects of the incumbent, one portraying him as a raging radical, the other as a soft and friendly family guy. Which campaign is promoting which image is left as an exercise for the reader.
In the world of anti-violence, the Inquirer editorial page offers another critique of Perzel's cop proposal (conclusion: a reasonable start, but increased policing needs to be supplemented with more parole and probation officers), and also discusses Brady's upcoming summit (he shouldn't exclude critical players for political reasons).
Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney would like to abolish the city's quit-to-run rule, which required, e.g., that Nutter leave Council in order to declare for Mayor. He argues that the city loses needed talent through such departures, and also that local candidates are put at a disadvantage relative to state or federal officeholders, for whom there is no such rule.